Colombia

I’ve encountered so many wonderful things during my time in Colombia so I wanted to share some of my favourite photos highlighting what’s so great about this country and hopefully giving a little insight into what you can expect to find here.

The People

 “What is your favourite thing about Colombia?”
You can ask this question to anybody who has visited Colombia and I’m sure their first answer will be “The people.”

A man at work preparing watermelon on one of many delicious fresh fruit stands you will find on the streets of Colombia.

An indigenous tribe in Colombia’s national Tayrona Park fishing at dusk.

A gentleman standing by street art of himself on Bogota’s famous graffiti tour.

Socialising in the plaza of Guatapé. Colombia is a very social place and you’ll find many people hanging out with a beer or a coffee with games and activities going on between locals in any Colombian town.

 

The Landscapes

One of the most incredible things about Colombia is it’s variety in scenery and landscapes from mountains to coastlines and deserts to rainforests. I’ve only scratched the surface in seeing what this country has to offer but from what I’ve seen so far it’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Rolling green hills in Filandia, Quindío. The coffee region is where I’m living in Colombia and luckily for me, it has some of the best mountainous landscapes you can find.

Cabo San Juan in Parque Tayrona. This place combines amazing jungle with perfect beaches and is easily one of the most beautiful places I have seen.

Guatapé, Antioquia. The incredible lakes of Guatapé are a must see in Colombia. This view is from the top of El peñon and is well worth the 740 step climb to get there.

The Students

The reason I came to Colombia and one of the highlights of my experience here. The Program has given the students the chance to meet and learn from a native English speaker which I think is a great motivation for them to study and improve.

With my grade 9 class at Santa Sofia school in Dosquebradas.

English day at my school. Students researched and presented information on different cultures around the world, dressing and preparing typical food to share from their chosen country.

Students taking part in whole school activities for Earth Day.

The Art

One of the coolest things about Colombia in my opinion is how colourful and impressive the artwork is. From old colloquial buildings to modern street art, you’re never far from Colombia’s creative designs.

Another photo from Guatapé. The streets in this town all have really cool matching artwork and colours.

Cartagena is a city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Wander the streets of this old city and you will see many beautifully designed buildings.

 

 

Amazing street art on the streets of Bogotá, the detail in this one was incredible!

  

Wallis Benjamin 

 

 

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